Therapists in Shoreline, WA

Photo of Monique Chang-Goit, LMFT, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Monique Chang-Goit
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98133
My passion is to help individuals and families discover their strengths and resources. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a post-graduate certificate in Medical Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. I am a Certified Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I am a Mental Health Professional, Brainspotting practitioner, Child Mental Health Professional, State and AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Asian and Pacific Islander Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist.
My passion is to help individuals and families discover their strengths and resources. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a post-graduate certificate in Medical Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. I am a Certified Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I am a Mental Health Professional, Brainspotting practitioner, Child Mental Health Professional, State and AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Asian and Pacific Islander Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist.
(206) 984-8351 View (206) 984-8351
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Cory D. Secrist, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults and adolescents. I specialize in helping those with issues related to depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain. I support people struggling with relationship and communication difficulties, grief, pervasive worry, intrusive thoughts, and overwhelming feelings. I empower clients to gain the skills needed to reach their goals, understand and regulate their emotions, and improve mindfulness and acceptance through a nonjudgmental and collaborative approach. I also provide supportive and affirmative therapy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. I am available to assist transgender clients in attaining transitioning services.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults and adolescents. I specialize in helping those with issues related to depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain. I support people struggling with relationship and communication difficulties, grief, pervasive worry, intrusive thoughts, and overwhelming feelings. I empower clients to gain the skills needed to reach their goals, understand and regulate their emotions, and improve mindfulness and acceptance through a nonjudgmental and collaborative approach. I also provide supportive and affirmative therapy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. I am available to assist transgender clients in attaining transitioning services.
(206) 717-8321 View (206) 717-8321
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Dr. Suzanne Engelberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98133  (Online Only)
I Am Accepting New Clients. Are you facing changes in your life, grappling with difficult decisions, or wanting to build better relationships? Are you looking for a therapist who will listen with compassion and without judgement, and who will teach you effective practical tools for your problems? An outside, neutral person to help you find a new perspective?
I Am Accepting New Clients. Are you facing changes in your life, grappling with difficult decisions, or wanting to build better relationships? Are you looking for a therapist who will listen with compassion and without judgement, and who will teach you effective practical tools for your problems? An outside, neutral person to help you find a new perspective?
(206) 746-2479 View (206) 746-2479
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Dan Meier Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98133
Welcome! My name is Dan Meier and I am a relational, psychodynamic therapist. In practice, this means I work collaboratively with my clients and pay special attention to stories, embodied messages, and relational dynamics. I work this way because I believe harm and healing both take place within the context of relationship. Counseling offers the opportunity to explore our painful stories in the presence of an attuned, compassionate professional and rediscover our hope. Together, you and I will work toward meaningful change, greater self-acceptance, and deep healing.
Welcome! My name is Dan Meier and I am a relational, psychodynamic therapist. In practice, this means I work collaboratively with my clients and pay special attention to stories, embodied messages, and relational dynamics. I work this way because I believe harm and healing both take place within the context of relationship. Counseling offers the opportunity to explore our painful stories in the presence of an attuned, compassionate professional and rediscover our hope. Together, you and I will work toward meaningful change, greater self-acceptance, and deep healing.
(206) 745-6659 View (206) 745-6659
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Shelly Tiemeyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MA
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98133  (Online Only)
Every interaction is a step somewhere. Every movement, no matter how small, is our way of evolving, affecting, creating. I’m confident that our meeting will be part of discovering what resonates with you, what speaks to you – connecting to that inner voice that is yours alone. This really is all we have. We are meant to discover how we are made, the truth of who we are, and to live from this place. This is the place of peace. This is the place of love. My hope is for you to discover a space with a therapist that has resonance. This is where life expands. New energy, new breath, new possibilities. Find out if your place is with me.
Every interaction is a step somewhere. Every movement, no matter how small, is our way of evolving, affecting, creating. I’m confident that our meeting will be part of discovering what resonates with you, what speaks to you – connecting to that inner voice that is yours alone. This really is all we have. We are meant to discover how we are made, the truth of who we are, and to live from this place. This is the place of peace. This is the place of love. My hope is for you to discover a space with a therapist that has resonance. This is where life expands. New energy, new breath, new possibilities. Find out if your place is with me.
(206) 462-4573 View (206) 462-4573
Photo of Caroline M Timmins, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Caroline M Timmins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155
Waitlist for new clients
I know life is hard and relationships can be full of conflict. I try to create a safe and compassionate environment in which you can share freely and find renewed hope. I look forward to helping you deal more effectively with the interpersonal struggles, depression, anxiety and/or relational issues which may be hindering your sense of well-being. I specialize in assisting individuals and couples to better understand the complexity of family of origin relationships, establish better boundaries, handle difficult emotions, and navigate stressful life events. I work with people who are hurting and desperately want to feel better.
I know life is hard and relationships can be full of conflict. I try to create a safe and compassionate environment in which you can share freely and find renewed hope. I look forward to helping you deal more effectively with the interpersonal struggles, depression, anxiety and/or relational issues which may be hindering your sense of well-being. I specialize in assisting individuals and couples to better understand the complexity of family of origin relationships, establish better boundaries, handle difficult emotions, and navigate stressful life events. I work with people who are hurting and desperately want to feel better.
(425) 748-8607 View (425) 748-8607
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Amy Barker D'Alessandro
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98133  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Amy Barker D'Alessandro, Adoption and Trauma Therapist, offers specialized counseling, coaching, consulting, supervision, and public speaking services. Amy holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, is a fully licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington state, and is trained in Relational Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment Focused Therapy, Filial Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy. She currently works with individuals of all ages, families of all kinds, general counseling clients, and several monthly groups, ongoing retreats, and events.
Amy Barker D'Alessandro, Adoption and Trauma Therapist, offers specialized counseling, coaching, consulting, supervision, and public speaking services. Amy holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, is a fully licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington state, and is trained in Relational Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment Focused Therapy, Filial Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy. She currently works with individuals of all ages, families of all kinds, general counseling clients, and several monthly groups, ongoing retreats, and events.
(206) 661-2566 View (206) 661-2566
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Lea Fairbanks
Counselor, LMHC, CCGS, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155
LIMITED openings now- in person and virtual sessions available as of 6/3. Life can be messy, painful and complex. Therapy emerges as a sacred space in which we can navigate the intricate layers of life, fostering reconnection and a deeper self-understanding. Embracing a psychodynamic approach, my commitment is to accompany you on a transformative journey of self-exploration. Together, we will encourage a curious exploration of your identity and shedding light on patterns that may no longer serve you. My specialties are working with clients who are grappling with trauma, perfectionism, grief, anxiety, depression and addiction.
LIMITED openings now- in person and virtual sessions available as of 6/3. Life can be messy, painful and complex. Therapy emerges as a sacred space in which we can navigate the intricate layers of life, fostering reconnection and a deeper self-understanding. Embracing a psychodynamic approach, my commitment is to accompany you on a transformative journey of self-exploration. Together, we will encourage a curious exploration of your identity and shedding light on patterns that may no longer serve you. My specialties are working with clients who are grappling with trauma, perfectionism, grief, anxiety, depression and addiction.
(425) 441-3401 View (425) 441-3401
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Todd Holdridge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98133
Now accepting new client requests. I work with individuals and couples, with a special focus on couple counseling. I love helping people fall in love again. I work with people of all ages and backgrounds, am highly effective with anxiety disorders, men's concerns, and trauma.
Now accepting new client requests. I work with individuals and couples, with a special focus on couple counseling. I love helping people fall in love again. I work with people of all ages and backgrounds, am highly effective with anxiety disorders, men's concerns, and trauma.
(206) 823-0347 View (206) 823-0347
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Robin Noel - Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Reiki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98133
I am a spiritually-oriented psychotherapist who brings energetic depth and heart-felt attunement to each client. If you struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, problems with authority, parenting issues, difficulty with intimacy, perfectionism, addictions, feelings of isolation, rage/anger, numbness, or "living like a zombie," I invite you to contact me so you can begin to rekindle and conduct the force of your inner light. I am comfortable with your fullest expression of difficult emotions and will help you to experience yourself as inherently worthy of safety, respect, and intimacy with others.
I am a spiritually-oriented psychotherapist who brings energetic depth and heart-felt attunement to each client. If you struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, problems with authority, parenting issues, difficulty with intimacy, perfectionism, addictions, feelings of isolation, rage/anger, numbness, or "living like a zombie," I invite you to contact me so you can begin to rekindle and conduct the force of your inner light. I am comfortable with your fullest expression of difficult emotions and will help you to experience yourself as inherently worthy of safety, respect, and intimacy with others.
(206) 339-6273 View (206) 339-6273
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Katie Lin
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98133
I seek to create a space where all the different aspects of who you are may feel welcome. Compassion and trust are at the core of our work. Together, we will pay attention to the specific issue that brought you into counseling, as well as various aspects of your life and relationships. I love exploring the connection between the mind and the body, and for folks who are eager to explore this connection, I integrate counseling with BodyTalk (a biofeedback-based somatic modality).
I seek to create a space where all the different aspects of who you are may feel welcome. Compassion and trust are at the core of our work. Together, we will pay attention to the specific issue that brought you into counseling, as well as various aspects of your life and relationships. I love exploring the connection between the mind and the body, and for folks who are eager to explore this connection, I integrate counseling with BodyTalk (a biofeedback-based somatic modality).
(206) 590-6709 View (206) 590-6709
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Calm Counseling LLC, Baine Craft, PhD, MFT Intern
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, PhD, MS, MFT, enroute, Intern
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98155
Baine Craft is a Master's-level, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern with a PhD in Experimental Psychology. He brings openness, curiosity, emotional balance, and sensitivity to diversity to individuals and families seeking to grow or heal. Baine’s supportive energy engages couples who are struggling to communicate and resolve daily differences or the unplanned crisis. Baine’s knowledge of cognition and behavior, family systems perspective, and calm presence are a gift to his work with adolescents struggling with ADHD, social issues, and life transitions, while meeting with youth individually or with the family.
Baine Craft is a Master's-level, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern with a PhD in Experimental Psychology. He brings openness, curiosity, emotional balance, and sensitivity to diversity to individuals and families seeking to grow or heal. Baine’s supportive energy engages couples who are struggling to communicate and resolve daily differences or the unplanned crisis. Baine’s knowledge of cognition and behavior, family systems perspective, and calm presence are a gift to his work with adolescents struggling with ADHD, social issues, and life transitions, while meeting with youth individually or with the family.
(206) 589-8703 View (206) 589-8703
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Nicole Ruttenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155
I view therapy as a collaborative relationship. By providing a respectful, judgment-free atmosphere, I hope you will feel comfortable sharing the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are concerning to you. Through this cooperative and supportive process, my goal is that you will better understand and have compassion for yourself. It is my privilege to work with couples, individuals, families and clients in nontraditional relationships to help navigate life's challenges. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy and I use a variety of techniques from biological, psychosocial, sexual and spiritual perspectives.
I view therapy as a collaborative relationship. By providing a respectful, judgment-free atmosphere, I hope you will feel comfortable sharing the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are concerning to you. Through this cooperative and supportive process, my goal is that you will better understand and have compassion for yourself. It is my privilege to work with couples, individuals, families and clients in nontraditional relationships to help navigate life's challenges. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy and I use a variety of techniques from biological, psychosocial, sexual and spiritual perspectives.
(206) 429-6596 View (206) 429-6596
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Connie L Sais
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98133
Hello and Welcome. I currently have Friday and Saturday appointments available. There are any number of reasons why someone seeks help from a psychotherapist. These starting points are unique to each person. Yet there is often an awareness that a remedy of some kind is needed. This realization may not make securing support any easier. Talking to someone about your concerns, thoughts and feelings can be helpful. I strive to listen attentively and share my thoughts simply.
Hello and Welcome. I currently have Friday and Saturday appointments available. There are any number of reasons why someone seeks help from a psychotherapist. These starting points are unique to each person. Yet there is often an awareness that a remedy of some kind is needed. This realization may not make securing support any easier. Talking to someone about your concerns, thoughts and feelings can be helpful. I strive to listen attentively and share my thoughts simply.
(206) 929-4531 View (206) 929-4531
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Michael Casey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98133
Not accepting new clients
Deep, respectful understanding is one of the most important things to have from someone. I have found that when one receives this deep respect, great reservoirs of untapped strength are opened. Through it, I have seen people find hope, creativity, and happiness.
Deep, respectful understanding is one of the most important things to have from someone. I have found that when one receives this deep respect, great reservoirs of untapped strength are opened. Through it, I have seen people find hope, creativity, and happiness.
(206) 202-0982 View (206) 202-0982
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Becca Platter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about providing holistic, strength based and person-centered therapeutic services. My practice is rooted in compassion. I honor all identities, complexities and experiences. My areas of specialty: anxiety, trauma, exploring identity, religious trauma, LGBTQIA2S+, body acceptance, difficult life changes, depression, work life balance, improving communication skills, and creative expression. In our work together, we will not look at what is 'wrong' with you, rather what has happened in your life and where to go from here.
I am passionate about providing holistic, strength based and person-centered therapeutic services. My practice is rooted in compassion. I honor all identities, complexities and experiences. My areas of specialty: anxiety, trauma, exploring identity, religious trauma, LGBTQIA2S+, body acceptance, difficult life changes, depression, work life balance, improving communication skills, and creative expression. In our work together, we will not look at what is 'wrong' with you, rather what has happened in your life and where to go from here.
(206) 222-3284 View (206) 222-3284
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Stillpoint Therapy Services
Counselor, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155
My therapy style blends the use of a compassionate and non-judgmental approach. I see clients who have a history of trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, grief, codependency, and perfectionism issues. I help clients achieve freedom from limiting beliefs, compulsions, and emotional distress. I create a sacred and safe space for you to share your story with me and to be vulnerable in your therapy. You deserve to learn the skills to manage symptoms of emotional distress and build a peaceful and rewarding life.
My therapy style blends the use of a compassionate and non-judgmental approach. I see clients who have a history of trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, grief, codependency, and perfectionism issues. I help clients achieve freedom from limiting beliefs, compulsions, and emotional distress. I create a sacred and safe space for you to share your story with me and to be vulnerable in your therapy. You deserve to learn the skills to manage symptoms of emotional distress and build a peaceful and rewarding life.
(206) 743-9992 View (206) 743-9992
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Cheryl Koressel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MHP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
No one has the blueprint for life's challenges. Clients I have worked with have felt overwhelmed, unsure, and motivation was low. Many experience negative thinking patterns, stress, difficulty with concentration, and hopelessness. These challenges may have impacted well-being, relationships, work, or school. Like you, they were looking for a way forward. I provide counseling to empower my clients to tackle life with confidence. Clients see me to feel supported in their journey, learn new skills and tools, increase executive functioning, create and support relationships, find success, and boost mental health.
No one has the blueprint for life's challenges. Clients I have worked with have felt overwhelmed, unsure, and motivation was low. Many experience negative thinking patterns, stress, difficulty with concentration, and hopelessness. These challenges may have impacted well-being, relationships, work, or school. Like you, they were looking for a way forward. I provide counseling to empower my clients to tackle life with confidence. Clients see me to feel supported in their journey, learn new skills and tools, increase executive functioning, create and support relationships, find success, and boost mental health.
(425) 585-4568 View (425) 585-4568
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Becky Daughtry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98133
My name is Becky Daughtry and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington. I have been providing psychotherapy to adults, youth, families and children in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings over the past 30 years. Everyone has their own story waiting to be told. My hope is to create safe space where you can lean into your own story to create meaning and joy. Movement from “stuck” spots in our process can often occur in the context of a warm, empathetic relationship characterized by support, education, skill enhancement, and discovery.
My name is Becky Daughtry and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington. I have been providing psychotherapy to adults, youth, families and children in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings over the past 30 years. Everyone has their own story waiting to be told. My hope is to create safe space where you can lean into your own story to create meaning and joy. Movement from “stuck” spots in our process can often occur in the context of a warm, empathetic relationship characterized by support, education, skill enhancement, and discovery.
(206) 312-2611 View (206) 312-2611
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Joann Wadge
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome...Congratulations on your courage to look within and give yourself the gift of therapy. I am a licensed Mental Health counselor with over 20 years of experience. My professional expertise includes work with adolescents and adults who are experiencing addictions, trauma, loss/grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transitions. I believe the source of therapeutic outcomes lie within the individual. I facilitate my client's journey to self-discovery, enhancing their sense of well-being and assisting them in creating a healthier, meaningful and more balanced life.
Welcome...Congratulations on your courage to look within and give yourself the gift of therapy. I am a licensed Mental Health counselor with over 20 years of experience. My professional expertise includes work with adolescents and adults who are experiencing addictions, trauma, loss/grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transitions. I believe the source of therapeutic outcomes lie within the individual. I facilitate my client's journey to self-discovery, enhancing their sense of well-being and assisting them in creating a healthier, meaningful and more balanced life.
(206) 745-0975 View (206) 745-0975

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Shoreline, WA

200+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Shoreline, WA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
74% Grief
74% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Premera
62% First Choice Health | FCH
62% Regence

How Therapists in Shoreline, WA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shoreline?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.